Up All Night: Mommy’s Alright, Daddy’s Alright

by Ethan Alter September 15, 2011 6:00 am
<i>Up All Night</i>: Mommy’s Alright, Daddy’s Alright

Full disclosure: My wife and I had our second child in January, so we're very familiar with the situation new parents Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Chris (Will Arnett) find themselves in at the top of the new NBC sitcom, Up All Night, which premiered last night. In real life, we have argued over which one of us was up longer with the baby, we have let slip an inappropriate curse word or two (or three, or four, or five) around the kid, and we have dealt with the difficulty of balancing work life and family life. Watching all of those moments played out onscreen, it was almost as if we were watching versions of ourselves from several months ago, before the crawling, the babbling and the sleeping through the night (that's right Reagan and Chris... it does happen). And, for us at least, that authenticity made the show that much funnier. To be honest, I have no idea how Up All Night will play with non-parents; all I know is that the pilot made us laugh harder than any other new fall comedy besides New Girl.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

by Ethan Alter August 30, 2011 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

See Nikita. See Nikita run. See Nikita shoot her gun and run some more.

TV Pilot Season, Big Willie Style

by Zach Oat April 23, 2009 10:47 am
TV Pilot Season, Big Willie Style

Sci-Fi Channel recently announced that they were developing a TV movie with Will Smith's production company called Unfinished Business, in which a cop with a brain injury starts hearing the voices of the recently deceased, who ask him to finish their, uh, "business." The movie will be a back-door pilot, meaning that Sci-Fi has the option to turn it into a regular television series, but we can't think of a more boring, oft-used plot device. Haven't these people watched Ghost Whisperer? Medium? Raines? (Okay, that last one is unfair -- nobody watched it.) Anyway, we'd much rather see a series based on one of Will Smith's numerous movies, most of which were blockbusters at the box office, and would likely deliver smash ratings on TV. Here's a few that we think would make for interesting television.

Today's TWoP News: April 21, 2009

by Angel Cohn April 21, 2009 4:41 pm
Today's TWoP News: April 21, 2009

It's Tuesday, which means we'll see if Idol decides to take my suggestions to slim down... a girl can dream, can't she? Anyway, there's lots of random things happening in the world, not really any of them that are good or interesting.

Sit Down, Shut Up: It Comes From the Land Down Under

by Angel Cohn April 16, 2009 4:04 pm
<I>Sit Down, Shut Up</I>: It Comes From the Land Down Under

All you crazed Arrested Development fans out there who have been waiting for just a little taste of something more and can't wait for the movie can whet your appetites on Sunday when the new animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up premieres. It's a cartoon adaptation of an Australian live-action show, and is from the AD creator Mitch Hurwitz. It also features the vocal talents of Arrested alums Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Henry Winkler, as well as some SNL talents like Kenan Thompson and Will Forte. Hurwitz and Forte hopped on a conference call recently to ostensibly answer questions from the press, but mostly ended up talking to each other. The highlights of this chaotic call are below.

Movie Predictions For 2009: Not As Crazy As They Sound

by Tippi Blevins December 30, 2008 11:31 am
Movie Predictions For 2009: Not As Crazy As They Sound If we look carefully at the movie trends of 2008, it's not hard to make a few predictions for the year ahead. Sure, some of these may seem kind of crazy, or maybe they sound flat-out impossible. But just remember these seven words: Steven Soderbergh to direct Cleopatra rock musical. Anything can happen, so get in on the ground floor of these predictions while you can!

A Colbert Christmas

by Zach Oat November 24, 2008 11:41 am
A Colbert Christmas

Stephen Colbert's holiday special, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All was conveniently timed to come out on DVD two days after it premiered on Comedy Central, which is fitting, because by the time you get to the end, you realize you've been watching an extra-long commercial for the DVD version all along. But with all of the hilarious extras on the disc, it's okay (in this case) to fall for the spiel hook, line and sinker. Hell, they should have advertised the soundtrack album, too, because that alone is worth having, if only for car-trip sing-alongs. Here's what you get if you spring for the DVD, instead of just watching it on the teevee.

Baby on Board for HIMYM‘s Lily?

by Angel Cohn October 23, 2008 2:20 pm
Baby on Board for <I>HIMYM</I>‘s Lily?

We're not usually big on the whole who's having a baby, who's not having a baby sort of gossip over here in Telefile land, but when it comes to Alyson Hannigan, it's a whole 'nother story. Mostly because we, OK, I, am worried about what will happen if a baby gets written into How I Met Your Mother... and because a baby that is the product of two Buffy alumni (Hannigan is married to Alexis Denisof, for those non-Buffy obsessed people in the world out there) is just the most awesome thing ever. Do you think it will come out with a little stake in its hand? Will it be a grow up to be a rogue demon hunter like daddy or a lesbian witch like its mommy?

Early Bonnie Hunt Show Impressions

by Mindy Monez September 9, 2008 2:49 pm
Early <I>Bonnie Hunt Show</I> Impressions As an unabashed, longtime Bonnie Hunt enthusiast, I decided to disregard yesterday's premiere of The Bonnie Hunt Show in favor of today's episode for blog purposes, partly because Hunt seemed really nervous for the whole first episode and not entirely herself, and partly because the lunatic impression/accent generator on speed that is Robin Williams on a talk show annoyingly took up most of it. Bonnie seemed much more relaxed today during both her monologue (which she does sitting behind a desk that is so low it's distracting) and her interview with the fabulous Swoosie Kurtz, who I'd wager is a lot less frustrating to interview than Robin Williams.

CSI Cowboys Up, and Other Stories

by Zach Oat August 6, 2008 12:50 pm
CSI Cowboys Up, and Other Stories

Here at TwoP.com, we like to keep up on the latest casting news, so we can squeal with glee whenever we see the name of somebody we recognize. Well, I squealed with glee three times this morning, and it's not even lunch yet. Here's a few interesting tidbits, involving Pee-Wee Herman, the Devil and Peter Brady... and no, they're not the same story.



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